International Migration Review

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2019

Kerilyn Schewel University of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, 1018 WV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
International Migration Review, Journal Year: 2019, Volume and Issue: 54(2), P. 328 - 355

Published: March 31, 2019

This article suggests that there is a mobility bias in migration research: by focusing on the “drivers” of migration — the forces that lead to the initiation and perpetuation of migration flows — migration theories neglect the countervailing structural and personal forces that restrict or resist these drivers and lead to different immobility outcomes. To advance a research agenda on immobility, it offers a definition of immobility, further develops the aspiration-capability framework as an analytical tool for exploring the determinants of different forms of (im)mobility, synthesizes decades of interdisciplinary research to help explain why people do not migrate or desire …

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